Think of Milan in spring and one imagines warm, sunny days that extend into easy nights, where the light is golden and the mood is carefree yet low-key. Few garments encapsulate the mood of the city’s cognescenti quite like the loosely tailored blazer – a shrug-on, wear-with-everything wardrobe staple that is both cool yet comfortable, polished yet effortless.
This single-breasted button-up by Jacquemus, crafted from a lightweight and breathable hemp, offers a feeling of absolute simplicity that ensures it will feel as appropriate to don with sneakers for a morning espresso run as it will with a pair of heels come aperitivo hour. With its sharp, boxy shoulders and deep pockets, this boyfriend-fit blazer looks smart when paired with Gucci’s more feminine blouse and crisp white pants – Alessandro Michele is a master of Milanese chic. Continue the monochromatic theme with Manolo Blahnik’s thong-front mules and Celine’s oversized sunglasses, while Bottega Veneta’s mini ‘Jodie’ bag, with its slouchy intrecciato weave and desert-yellow hue, is the perfect shade to complement the glow of those golden streets at dusk.
Switch it up for daytime with Gabriela Hearst’s flouncy denim midi dress, which works just as perfectly paired with tailoring as it does with more casual pieces for a picnic. Saint Laurent’s ecru satchel and Loewe’s hexagonal sunglasses add a 1970s feel, while Gianvito Rossi’s long leather boots turn the femininity down a notch and add an edge – those boots are made for stomping.